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Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)SCARABAEIDAE

Unidentified scarab beetle at Mossy Point, NSW

SCARABAEIDAE at Mossy Point, NSW - 2 Dec 2018

Identification history

Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) SCARABAEIDAE 23 Dec 2018 Paul Whitington
Unidentified 14 Dec 2018 HelenR

Author's notes

Was hoping for rain on this day, but got 10mm of Christmas Beetles instead! Apologies, can't turn picture round and save it, maybe due to using old camera

2 comments

   23 Dec 2018
A bunch of scarab beetles, probably of the subfamily Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers), based on the fact that the tarsal claws appear to be unequal and that the elytra (wing covers) don't appear to cover the end of the abdomen. But you'd need a close-up image of a beetle taken outside of the rain gauge to be sure.
HelenR wrote:
   23 Dec 2018
Thanks for that. I tipped them out, most were still alive but didn't think to try a better shot with old camera.

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Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mossy Point, NSW - 2 Jun 2019
Ordgarius magnificus (Magnificent Spider) at Mossy Point, NSW - 2 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Mossy Point, NSW - 25 Apr 2019
Antechinus agilis (Agile Antechinus) at Mossy Point, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Mossy Point, NSW - 12 Mar 2019
Uperoleia tyleri (Tyler's Toadlet) at Mossy Point, NSW - 15 Dec 2018
Arachnura higginsi (TBC) at Mossy Point, NSW - 14 Dec 2018
Uperoleia tyleri (Tyler's Toadlet) at Mossy Point, NSW - 2 Dec 2012

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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